14Sep
2016
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: My School

The new school year has begun and the children are settling into the routines and feeling comfortable with their classroom and teachers.  Ask your child what their favorite thing to do each day is.  We have seen lots of fun painting, playing with playdough, playground fun and lots of great books being read.  There have […]

07Sep
2016
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Getting To Know You

Each September brings new beginnings.  Children often move to new classrooms, meet new friends and new teachers.  Families may have changes and adjustments as well.  This week we focus on getting children familiar with everything new around them.  We learn special traits about our friends, classroom, routines and environment.  Take a few minutes to talk […]

25Aug
2016
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: My Pets

Families that have pets (whether real of stuffed, imagined or living) know the joy they can bring.  Some people would attest that their home is more complete with their cat or dog or rabbit.  We will share those extra special parts of our families this week!  Some may have a bird, lizard, snake, newt or […]

10Aug
2016
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: What’s Up In The Sky?

During the school year we talk about air transportation as well as birds and other things that fly.  This week we will investigate some more and discover what we haven’t yet seen.  We will look at what new birds, bugs and flying vehicles we can see.  While we see airplanes and helicopters more frequently, but […]

03Aug
2016
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Keeping Cool!

The summer sun has been happily warm this year and the children have been enjoying water play, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, hula hoops and many other memorable summer activities.  This week we talked about how people, animals and plants cool off when they are too hot.  We compared how hot and cool water feel differently on […]

13Jul
2016
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: Summer Games

This year we got to enjoy the World Cup and see the US team put out an awesome effort.  In recognition of these efforts, our children will be playing soccer and learning about the sport to continue to grow the love of the game.  What other games do we play in the summer?  Look for […]

06Jul
2016
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Branching Out Theme of the Week: From The Garden

We planted all kinds of seeds in the spring.  When the seeds sprout, we can move them outside and watch them grow flowers and vegetables.  This week we will look at what we’ve grown or learn about what farmers grow for us.  We will try foods that grow in the garden and some things we […]